Kristalyn Gill, a North Carolina native, graduated from East Carolina University with dual degrees in Dance Performance (BFA) and Interpersonal/Organization Communication (BS) on full-scholarship. She is a choreographer, dancer, researcher, spoken word poet, and self-published author.
Kristalyn has studied at the American Dance Festival, BODYTRAFFIC Winter Intensive, and ECU Jazz Intensive with Koresh Dance Company. She received her university training under the instruction of John Dixon, Teal Darkenwald, David Ingram, Danielle Sheather, Tommi Galaska, Galina Panova, Ji-Eun Lee, and Patti Weeks.
Her choreographic work titled “BbOaNrEeS” was presented at the WAXworks Showcase in New York City at the Williamsburg Arts Nexus in the summer of 2017. This work was a reprised section of her senior thesis, an evening-length interactive multimedia installation that premiered to over 250 audience members in February 2017. The installation was a collaborative project of major proportions involving three spoken word artists (including Kristalyn Gill), three lives musicians, 11 dancers, two photographers, and one cinematographer.
Kristalyn’s other various choreographic works have been performed at the American Dance Festival Student Showcase as well as alongside faculty work for ECU’s main stage performance, Dance@Wright. Her choreography has also been shown in over 15 different university showcases and performed by younger students at competitions across the Atlantic region.
As a dancer, Kristalyn has performed the repertory of William Forsythe, Roni Koresh, Emily Schoen, Amanda K. Miller, Anton Lachky, Arthur Pita, and Gustavo Ramírez Sansano. In 2014, Kristalyn was a soloist performer at the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theatre for the American Dance Guild Festival. Additionally, Kristalyn has danced in original works by Joe Cotler and Mark Haim. She has performed at the 2014 and 2016 American College Dance Association conferences as well as WAXworks and Emerging Artists Theater Showcase in New York City.